Resources for personal devotion and/or family worship—whether planned or impromptu (e.g., like singing together in the car).
These song arrangements will differ in varying degrees from what you’ll hear at Cross Park, yet these melodies will prepare you for making “a joyful noise to the LORD!”
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth.
Ye, who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth!
Come and worship!
Come and worship!
Worship Christ, the newborn King!
Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing—
Yonder shines the infant light! Chorus
Sages leave your contemplations—
Brighter visions beam afar!
Seek the great Desire of nations!
Ye have seen his natal star. Chorus
Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear.
Suddenly the Lord descending,
In his temple shall appear! Chorus
All creation join in praising,
God the Father, Spirit, Son!
Evermore your voices raising
To the eternal Three-in-One! Chorus
Words: James Montgomery; Music: Henry Thomas Smart; PD; CCLI License #11029770
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills, and everywhere!
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born!
While shepherds kept their watching
O’er silent flocks by night,
Behold! throughout the heavens,
There shone a holy light! Chorus
The shepherds feared and trembled
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior’s birth! Chorus
Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn! Chorus
Words and Music: John W. Work; PD; CCLI License #11029770
Who is This
Who is this, so weak and helpless, child of lowly Hebrew maid,
Rudely in a stable sheltered, coldly in a manger laid?
‘Tis the Lord of all creation who this wondrous path has trod;
He is Lord from everlasting and to everlasting God.
Who is this, a Man of Sorrows, walking sadly life’s hard way,
Homeless, weary, sighing, weeping over sin and Satan’s sway?
‘Tis our God, our glorious Savior, who above the starry sky
Is for us a place preparing, where no tear can dim the eye.
Who is this? Behold him shedding drops of blood upon the ground!
Who is this, despised, rejected, mocked, insulted, beaten, bound?
‘Tis our God, who gifts and graces on his church is pouring down;
Who shall smite in holy vengeance all his foes beneath his throne.
Who is this that hangs there dying while the rude world scoffs and scorns,
Numbered with the malefactors, torn with nails, and crowned with thorns?
‘Tis our God who lives forever ‘mid the shining ones on high,
In the glorious golden city, reigning everlastingly.
Words: William How; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770
Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does its successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his name.
Blessings abound where’er he reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.
Where he displays his healing power,
Death and the curse are known no more:
In him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.
Let every creature rise and bring
His grateful honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud “Amen!”
Words: Isaac Watts; Music: John Hatton; CCLI License #11029770
Arise, O God, And Shine
Arise, O God, and shine in all Thy saving might,
And prosper each design to spread Thy glorious light;
Let healing streams of mercy flow
that all the earth Thy truth may know.
Bring distant nations near to sing Thy glorious praise;
Let every people hear and learn Thy holy ways.
Reign, mighty God, assert Thy cause,
and govern by Thy righteous laws.
Put forth Thy glorious power, that everyone may see
And earth present her store, in converts born to Thee.
God, our own God, His Church will bless,
And fill the world with righteousness.
To God, the only Wise, the one immortal King,
Let hallelujahs rise, from every living thing;
Let all that breathe, on every coast,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Words: William Hurn; Music: Chris Miner; © 2004 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770
Sing His Love
Father, long before creation, you have chosen us in love,
And that love, so deep, so moving, draws us close to Christ above.
Still it keeps us, still it keeps us firmly fixed in Christ alone.
And the world will sing his love,
Yes the world will sing his love,
And we’ll all join hands, every woman, every man,
To sing his love, to sing his love.
Though the world may change its fashion, yet our God is ever the same;
His compassion and his cov’nant through all ages will remain.
God’s own children, God’s own children must forever praise his name. Chorus
God’s compassion is my story, is my boasting all the day;
Mercy free and never failing moves my will, directs my way.
God so loved us, God so loved us that his only Son he gave. Chorus
Loving Father, now before you, we will ever praise your love,
And our songs will sound unceasing till we reach our home above,
Giving glory, giving glory to our God and to the Lamb. Chorus
Words: Chinese Hymn, trans. Francis Jones; Music: Andrew Osenga; © 2005 The Velvet Eagle Sings; CCLI License #11029770